Toyota Corolla Body Problems

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Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (5%)

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Toyota Corolla body repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (49%)

< $100 (26%)

Chart based on 105 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

4960 mi Front door seals do not seem to be that airthight. Some road noise and wind seems to be heard in the cabin. The dealer says there are no issues. 
12400 mi They had to refinish the alloy wheels due to some pitting. 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

4340 mi Apron on under-side of moonroof came loose and would not stay when pushed back into place. A very minor issue. 
40480 mi The coating is bubbling up off all the wheel rims. Toyota is not accepting any responsibility on the basis that the warranty had expired (it had been >3 yrs). Problem was noticed at 58,000 km (60,000 km being the other warranty limitation). 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

12400 mi Lower glovebox would not close. Cabin air filter cover behind glovebox had come off jamming glove box open. Fixed in 10 minutes no charge. 
3200 mi FP panel rattles. Replaced the whole panel 
4001 mi Dashboard Rattles 
11000 mi Rattles from Dashboard. Dealer refuses to fix and States that rattles is normal in Corolla. Rattles from both seatbelts. They tried to fix but rattles still exist. 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

small rattle in dash that was never fixed by dealer 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

21000 mi Window rattle PS (front) door.  Window rattle PS (front) door 
26000 mi Door rattle on passenger side (front). 
31000 mi Door rattled. Got the same old story from the service rep "Can't seem to reproduce the noise". Still have the rattle.  

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

197000 mi

US $300
The hood would rattle at idle, mechanic replaced some rubber mounts/dampers and solved the problem. 

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1999 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

92000 mi

US $25
interior door handle broke. Replaced with OEM equipment. 

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Toyota Corolla Body Problems

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